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The Vibe 98.8 is a radio station in Grand Theft Auto IV that plays soul and R&B.

Description

The station is hosted by Vaughn Harper and is one of the most chronologically diverse radio stations in GTA IV as its playlist contains songs from the 1970s to the late 2000s. The station does not appear in Episodes from Liberty City and is instead replaced by Vice City FM although in Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition, it, along with all other GTA IV exclusive radio stations, appears in The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony.

It is likely that the station is based on WBLS, an actual urban adult contemporary radio station in New York City which Vaughn Harper has hosted shows on.

This is one of the preferred stations for Roman Bellic, Kate McReary, and Dwayne Forge. Niko Bellic also appears to like this station, as he says it has "great music" when asking a taxi driver to change to the station.

In The Ballad of Gay Tony, additional Dominican NPCs were added that commonly appear in Northwood and East Holland and one can wear a long-sleeved brown sweatshirt[1] with "The Vibe" on the front and 98.8 on the back.

Tracklist

Tracklist
Song: Preview: Notes:
"Because of You" by Ne-Yo (2007)
"Bump n' Grind" by R. Kelly (1994)
"C.O.D. (I'll Deliver)" by Mtume (1984) Removed on April 26, 2018 due to the 10-year licensing agreement on them expiring.
"Criticize" by Alexander O'Neal (1987)
"Daylight" by RAMP (1977)
"Footsteps in the Dark" by The Isley Brothers (1977)
"Freek'n You" by Jodeci (1995)
"Get It Shawty" by Lloyd (2007)
"Golden" by Jill Scott (2004)
"Hangin' on a String (Contemplating)" by Loose Ends (1985)
"Have You Ever Loved Somebody" by Freddie Jackson (1986)
"In My Bed" (So So Def remix) by Dru Hill (1996)
"Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)" by Marvin Gaye (1971)
"Inside My Love" by Minnie Riperton (1975)
"It's Only Love Doing Its Thing" by Barry White (1978)
"I Want You" by C.J. (2008)
"Just Be Good to Me" by The SOS Band (1983)
"Pony" by Ginuwine (1996)
"You" by Raheem DeVaughn (2006)

Deleted Songs

Appearances

Gallery

There are three billboards[2], two of which are double-sided, in the city.

Trivia

  • Cassie's "Me & U" was also due to appear on Non-Stop-Pop FM in the original version of Grand Theft Auto V, and was added in the enhanced version.
  • The radio station's designation is totally fictitious, as FM radio stations in the United States only have an odd number (1,3,5,7 or 9) after the decimal point.
  • According to the american.gxt, The Vibe apparently was a mix station at one point, meaning it would have been absent of commercials. Whether this simply was meant to be temporary or once actually planned to be a single mix remains unknown.[3]

References

  1. NPC Model: \GTAIV\TBoGT\pc\models\cdimages\componentpeds.img\m_y_domguy_01.wdd
    Shirt Texture: m_y_domguy_01.wtd\uppr_diff_001_a_uni
  2. Billboard advertisement texture file

  3. T182_601 = Zit! Spotted VIBE PLACEHOLDER MIX


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